Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters - India

The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, that spans the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods, as well as the historic period. 
This UNESCO site, classified since 2003, consists of seven hills and over 750 rock shelters distributed over 10 kms.
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The rock shelters and caves provide evidence of human settlement and the cultural evolution from hunter-gatherers to agriculture, and expressions of prehistoric spirituality. 

Some of the Bhimbetka rock shelters feature prehistoric cave paintings and the earliest are about 10,000 years old, corresponding to the Indian Mesolithic.
These cave paintings show themes such as animals, early evidence of dance and hunting from the Stone Age as well as of warriors on horseback from a later time (perhaps the Bronze Age).
The Bhimbetka site has the oldest-known rock art in India, as well as is one of the largest prehistoric complexes. - in: wikipedia

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